The Caribbean, a region in the Caribbean Sea, is made up of a number of nations and islands that may be found in the southeast of the United States and in northern South America. The Caribbean is renowned for its stunning beaches, glistening waters, and variety of ethnicities. Since many Caribbean islands were conquered by European nations, the area is a fusion of African, European, and indigenous cultures. It's is a well-liked travel destination for visitors from all over the world and is also home to a variety of tropical rainforests.
Check out the main caribbean destinations for yacht rental.
The BVI and USVI are among the most renowned destinations for luxury yacht charters in the Caribbean. Fully crewed boats are waiting for your next adventures around Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, or St John. It is easy to go from BVI to USVI and vice versa during your cruise to discover one of the most exclusive archipelagoes in the region. An all-time favourite destination.
The Leeward islands: Antigua & Barbuda and St Maarten have also been popular for a private yacht charter in the Caribbean. Each of them has its cultural influences that are always a pleasure to discover. The area is popular with all kinds of boat rental: catamarans, sailboats, or motor yachts. Several marinas are available around these islands and can host even the biggest megayachts available for rental in the Caribbeans.
The Windward Islands include all the larger islands of the Lesser Antilles: Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadine, and Grenada. Chartering a yacht around them is one of the best things to do in the Caribbean. From the Marigot Bay in St Lucia to Mosquito island, it’s a luxury adventure awaiting you in one of the most beautiful and preserved parts of the region.
Martinique and Guadeloupe are two French overseas territories and a haven for yacht charters. Hikes around volcanoes such as the Mount Pelee, snorkeling around infamous bays such as Anse Mitan, Salines Beach, or Malendure beach. For an adventure off the beaten path, the Saintes Islands are a must-go.
What is the Best time to rent a Yacht in the Caribbean
The high season for the Caribbean is from december to April. Christmas holidays, February, and the Easter holidays can be particularly high in demand so it is wise to book well in advance to get the boat of your choice.
In winter, Alizes winds blow northeast between 25 and 30 knots and the sailing conditions can be difficult. If you are a beginner, you may want to avoid crossing the channels between islands. Alternatively, you can hire a crewed yacht with a professional skipper. Between November and January, the prevailing wind is from the northeast at 15-20 knots. This allows you to sail in pleasant conditions.
The average high temperatures range from 30°C to 32°C all year round, the highest being from July to October.
Access to the Caribbean islands
The islands are well served by commercial and private (air taxi) flights. The companies are extremely accommodating and help you complete customs entry documents to the islands. Make sure you have a valid passport.
Moorings, entry in national parks and marina dockage can be checked with the radio like anywhere else. Make sure you plan well your itinerary before sailing, or ask your professional crew to handle the custom part.
The climate of the Caribbean is tropical with local variations, depending on mountain elevation, water currents, and the trade wind. Temperatures are almost always moderate with very little seasonal variation. Temperatures in the Caribbean are not significantly variable as they range from around 28°C (85°F) in July-August to around 24°C (75°F) in January-February.
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